An Integral Service
Vaccinations are an integral part of preventative medicine. Vaccines protect pets against a variety of contagious diseases including rabies, hepatitis, parvovirus, Bordetella, and Lyme disease, to name a few. Ideally, all dogs and cats should start receiving pet vaccinations when they’re puppies/kittens and continue to be vaccinated annually into their senior years.
Personalized Vaccination Schedules
Our vets know that when it comes to medical care, there is no such thing as one-size-fits-all. We strongly believe in providing personalized veterinary care, which is why we tailor vaccine schedules for each and every one of our patients. Our doctors will make specific vaccine recommendations based on a variety of factors including your pet’s:
- Health status
- Activity level
- Frequency of travel
- Risk of exposure to disease
When you bring your pet in for their wellness visit, we’ll be sure to discuss these factors with you in order to design a vaccination protocol that’s perfectly suited to meet your pet’s needs.
Why Does My Pet Need to Be Vaccinated?
Pet vaccines have proven to be an effective way to keep pets healthier over the course of their lives. Keeping your pet current on their vaccinations is an essential step to keeping them free from serious and potentially-fatal viruses and diseases.
Here’s how vaccines work: pet vaccines contain antigens, which mimic a disease-causing organism without actually causing your pet any harm. These antigens stimulate your pet’s immune system and prompt a mild immune response. If your pet is exposed to the disease at a later date, their immune system will be better equipped to recognize and combat the contagion. With this additional layer of protection in place, your pet should be able to fight the illness. This reduced immune response also helps your pet rapidly recover from disease.